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Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Kepong MRR2 and German experts

DAP National Deputy Chairman and MP for Kepong Dr Tan Seng Giaw calls on the Works Ministry to be transparent, announcing the preliminary report of the current cracks of a pillar of the Kepong flyover (MRR2). Inform the people of the action taken by the Public Works Department (JKR).

Let us hope that the German experts will find out the true cause of the cracks and that all the other 32 pillars are intact.

Today, after receiving a query from some MRR2 users that there are more green netting on the transverse pillars such as number 6 and 7 besides the No. 28, I have contacted the Director-General of JKR. He confirms that there are no further visible cracks. But, further tests are being done.

The MRR2 has 33 pillars, out of which 31 were cracked; these have been repaired, incorporating carbon fibres. Three weeks ago, new cracks appeared at the No 28; three carbon fibres snapped. Then the Works Minister said that he would take three weeks to study the problem. Now, the initial report is completed. He should make it public.

I am not an expert on pillars of flyover or viaduct. Apart from from the No 28 pillar, I have not seen new cracks. The Director-General confirms that German experts would ascertain the true cause of the cracks and the safety of all the pillars. The public should know the JKR action, especially road blocks that affect traffic.

Tan Seng Giaw


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